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Louisiana Landscape Photography Workshop

April 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Experience & Capture Authentic Louisiana With Zack Smith Photography

The only way to truly learn how to photograph a city and a region is to immerse yourself in it. Why be a bystander watching history when you can learn from it and photograph the magic up close? It is with great honor to be able to share this rare opportunity with you and hope you will join me on this incredible photographic journey you will never forget!  I am lucky to have done this workshop privately in a safe and creative way in the Fall of 2020.

The Louisiana Experience Photography Experience Workshop is a full day photography workshop experience that is the culmination of the last 7 years living and creating in the beauty that is St. Bernard Parish. Only a ten minute drive from New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish offers visual delights for the photographer that wants to get off the beaten path to shoot landscapes of oak trees, swamp land, bayous, and more.

Safe and Social Distancing Guidelines

In order to keep everyone safe during this workshop, we will be limiting this workshop to 8 people and each person needs to drive their own vehicle. I will wear a mask when close by, but we will maintain our distance at all times. We will visit establishments that allow for our group size and are adhering to Louisiana’s and the parish’s safe opening practices.

MEET: 2pm
Old Arabi Bar, Arabi LA – 6701 N Peters St, Arabi, LA 70032
Arrive from New Orleans, go down hwy46 (St. Claude turns into St. Bernard Hwy) and take a Right on Mehle. The bar is at Mehle and N Peters.
END: 7:30p
Chalmette Battlefield and Cemetery (really no great address but here’s the closest business: 8429 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043


This workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS of Photographers! Attendees are to know how to use their camera, as well as understand basic camera operation including setting f/stops and shutter speeds, and how to download images to your computer.

This workshop is a full day workshop and the following is covered under your fee: water and snacks.

– Any other expenses such as alcohol, gifts, and camera equipment bought in town are not covered.

– Does not include Room and Board

– Any meals or snacks over the daily budget will be available to purchase by any member and not covered by the workshop.


This workshop takes place in the Greater New Orleans area and St. Bernard Parish where we will be visiting and photographing over some difficult terrain at times. We will be near water, piers, and you must wear appropriate clothes and bring bug spray! There will be plenty of walking to get to our destinations and all participants are required to carry their own gear. It is recommended to pack light and bring only what you need.


There are many places to stay in New Orleans during this workshop, but I have always found that knowing the proprietor and keeping everyone under one roof is always easier! If you are coming solo or with a friend or group I have a few options for your stay in New Orleans and if you are coming from out of town. These revered bed and breakfasts are actually run and managed by amazing photographers and are located in the heart of the city! Remember no matter where you stay, you always have front step service from me when we go on outings as I will be picking you up in our van!

Blue 60 Guesthouse – http://www.blue60guesthouse.com/ – The Blue60 Guest House is in the beautiful Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. The Marigny offers a large variety of restaurants, small corner cafes with outdoor tables, live music venues, bars, and a world of charm that many tourists rarely get to experience.

Best New Orleans Rentals – http://bestneworleansvacationrentals.com/ – Homes are 3 B/BA and 2 B/BA located in the Bywater, downtown New Orleans.


We have two local camera shops in the area; Bennett’s Camera and Lakeside Camera in the nearby suburb of Metairie. Mostly printing service providers, they do have the occasional batteries, tripod, or lens but I wouldn’t count on them having everything you need. Metairie also has Best Buy, Walmart, but you can also get items shipped from Amazon to my studio or your hotel/home.

Digital SLR Camera

– If you have two bodies, bring both!


– Wide (14-24mm) would be great lenses for our swamp photos and landscapes.

– 35mm &  50mm are great for street photography.

–  85mm-200mm & a large aperture of 2.8 or 1.4 are always great for portraits and low lights!


– A solid tripod for portrait photography with a sturdy “quickplate” is recommended.

Laptop and Charger for Editing

Lens Rentals (super wides, fish eyes are fun) Why buy when you can rent from these places!

Extra batteries

– At least 2, plus your chargers

Extra memory cards

Camera Bag Options:

– I would suggest a bag that carries your “travel gear” like a body, two lenses, a speedlight and your tripod.

Travel Insurance

– If you are traveling to this workshop I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any flight cancellations, gear mishap, and much more.


All cancellations must be done within 20 days to receive a full refund. Within 20 days you have the opportunity to use your credit towards another workshop within the year if space provides. If you can replace someone with your spot, there is 100% refund.


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April 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Zack Smith


Zack Smith Photography Studios
4514 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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